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The Tate surname is derived from the Old English personal name "Tata," which may have been a shortened version of some other names.

Tate Early Origins



The surname Tate was first found in Suffolk, where a records from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmonds, lists an Uluric Tates in circa 1095. A record from the Rotuli Hundredorum shows Richard Tate in Cambridgeshire in 1279. In Coventry, a John Tate obtained Whiteley, county Notingham from William Palmer in the year 1392.

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Tate Spelling Variations


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Tate Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tate, Tait, Tayte and others.

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Tate Early History


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Tate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tate research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1488, 1496, 1652, 1687, 1692, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Tate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tate Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Tate, Lord Mayor of London in 1496; his older brother Sir Robert Tate, Lord Mayor of London in 1488...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Tate, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • James and Mary Tate, who came to Barbados in 1635
  • Thomas Tate, who settled in Virginia in 1635

Tate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hester Tate, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • George Tate, who arrived in New England in 1756

Tate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Tate, aged 22, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Judge Tate, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • Elizabeth Tate, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • Frederick Tate, aged 3, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Thomas Tate, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tate Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Tate, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Rosa Tate, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Tate Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Tate, who landed in Canada in 1816

Tate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tate arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840
  • Ann Tate arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840
  • George Tate, aged 28, arrived in New Plymouth aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Elizabeth Tate, aged 24, arrived in New Plymouth aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850

Tate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Jane Tate arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • John Tate arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • James Tate arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873
  • Mary S. Tate arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873
  • Andrew Tate arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tate (post 1700)



  • Skatemaster Tate (1959-2015), stage name of Gerry Hurtado, an American musician and a former television show host
  • Emory A. Tate Jr. (1958-2015), American International Master of chess
  • William F. Tate, American politician, Delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Sagadahoc County, 1933
  • W. H. Tate, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives from Cerro Gordo County; Elected 1950
  • W. C. Tate, American politician, Mayor of Tooele, Utah, 1953
  • Timothy Tate, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Bountiful, Utah, 1985
  • Steve Tate, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944
  • Solomon Tate, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1948
  • Stanley Tate, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • Scott C. Tate, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 2002
  • ... (Another 47 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Tate


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Suggested Readings for the name Tate



  • Tate and Allied Families of Robertson County, Tennessee by Evelyn Yates Carpenter.
  • Taylors and Tates of the South by Ann K. Blomquist.
  • Van Buren Tate: Ancestors, Descendants by Rachel Tate Smith.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Thincke and Thancke
Motto Translation: Think and Thank


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Tate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tate Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 August 2016 at 19:00.

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